Favorite Movie Dragons The Hobbit Smaug

Smaug's brief appearance in the prologue of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was enough to prove that Tolkien's dragon was going to live up to his many titles ("the Magnificent," "King Under the Mountain"), but in The Desolation of Smaug, he upped the ante.

Talking dragons are nothing new, but in Smaug's case, intelligence made him more chilling, not less. Much of that credit is owed to Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as the dragon, but the effects team deserves a special nod for giving our nightmares their newest star.

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